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Old 07-21-2013, 06:47 PM   #16846
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I would of course rather have more time, but in my line of work I will never be able to take more than 2 weeks off.
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:07 PM   #16847
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Would someone please tell me why you would want to go to Mulege? Did I miss something? I used to hear about it back in the day and that's why I wanted to go but the poor little place is really trashed from a series of floods. I was underwhelmed. Loreto on the other hand is pretty, nice hotel, restaurants, plaza...worth a night or two. Bahia de Los Angeles is worth a visit but could be sweltering and humid this time of year.
Don Johnson's Hotel Serenidad. Back in the day, anyway. Flew a v-tail Bonanza down and back one Thanksgiving when they still had the Friday night pig roast and Arnold Senterfitt was running Baja Bush Pilots. Was a great time. Don't know about now. Time stands still for no one.
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:52 PM   #16848
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I would of course rather have more time, but in my line of work I will never be able to take more than 2 weeks off.
I hear that! We have to take what we can get and do the best with it while we can. The great thing about traveling on your own is that you get to choose where and when to return.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:58 AM   #16849
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OK, just heard from my good friend Tyler (R1200GSW) and he's in for a four day Labor Day weekend run to Rayones/Galeana area to ride with RW66. Now I just gotta get that Friday off.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:10 AM   #16850
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I would of course rather have more time, but in my line of work I will never be able to take more than 2 weeks off.
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I hear that! We have to take what we can get and do the best with it while we can. The great thing about traveling on your own is that you get to choose where and when to return.

Tell me about it.

3 days to the border, two days if you like death marches, and if something goes wrong with your vehicle, pull the flush handle. All that on top of business responsibilities.



Guess that makes actually getting there all the better!


Kinda wonder sometimes if Sjoerd is either the Canadian Connection or has a contract to pre-run for the monarch butterflies.

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Old 07-22-2013, 12:11 PM   #16851
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Hey guys,

I'm currently cruising around mexico 2up with my wife. We're in parras going toward mazatlan. It's great so far except some rain.

Was wondering where id be able to get a new chain for my suzuki v strom 650? I don't think I really need it but its good to know what to do when I do need to buy some parts and install a chain.

Martin over at the Honda dealer in Durango city described above (UTM 536193.46 m E, 2657509.80 m N) has a 525 DID chain for 700 pesos installed. No sprockets though.

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Old 07-22-2013, 02:41 PM   #16852
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Having a great ride around Mexico. I'm currently in San Cristobal de las Casas. I'm heading north tomorrow, I have 12 days to get to Los Angeles. I'm planning to ride up the west coast, I came down the interior. Any recommendations on what not to miss, what definitely to miss and where to stay? The ride so far is in ride reports: "Down to Mexico on an Airhead"

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=900249

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Old 07-22-2013, 03:17 PM   #16853
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Do NOT stop in Zipolite, if you want to make it to LA in 12 days. That place is really hard to leave.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:22 PM   #16854
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Having a great ride around Mexico. I'm currently in San Cristobal de las Casas. I'm heading north tomorrow, I have 12 days to get to Los Angeles. I'm planning to ride up the west coast, I came down the interior. Any recommendations on what not to miss, what definitely to miss and where to stay? The ride so far is in ride reports: "Down to Mexico on an Airhead"

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=900249

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It's a bit of a departure from a purely coastal route but I highly recommend the road from San Blas to Durango when you get that far north. A truly great mountain route that should be 100% paved now. Takes a full day with no good overnight offerings, but well worth it. Then run the Espinazo del Diablo to Mazatlan if you've not done that one. If you have then I'll leave it to others to promote their favorite routes north from Durango. Ask about the route through Santiago Papasquiaro via Hwy 23. That's a nice route with options through Copper Canton or back to the coast.

We stayed at Hotel Hacienda Flamigos (21.540698,-105.288723) in San Blas. Parked next to the fountain by the pool. I'll stay there again.

I found the coastal route between San Blas and Mazatlan to be somewhat unremarkable.

Really enjoying your RR, BTW.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:24 PM   #16855
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do not stop in zipolite, if you want to make it to la in 12 days. That place is really hard to leave.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:40 PM   #16856
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It's a bit of a departure from a purely coastal route but I highly recommend the road from San Blas to Durango when you get that far north. A truly great mountain route that should be 100% paved now. Takes a full day with no good overnight offerings, but well worth it. Then run the Espinazo del Diablo to Mazatlan if you've not done that one. If you have then I'll leave it to others to promote their favorite routes north from Durango. Ask about the route through Santiago Papasquiaro via Hwy 23. That's a nice route with options through Copper Canton or back to the coast.

We stayed at Hotel Hacienda Flamigos (21.540698,-105.288723) in San Blas. Parked next to the fountain by the pool. I'll stay there again.

I found the coastal route between San Blas and Mazatlan to be somewhat unremarkable.

Really enjoying your RR, BTW.
+1 I concur with Schizz on this plus after DGO I would return via Hidalgo del Parral then Guachochi (go check out the Sinforosa overlook) then to Creel; over the Sierra to Basaseachic via San Juanito then the great Mex 16, then start north toward home. The coastal route will roast you and bore you except for the part of Mex 200 between Lazaro Cardenas and Tecoman.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:40 PM   #16857
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Do NOT stop in Zipolite, if you want to make it to LA in 12 days. That place is really hard to leave.
+ 1 On that!!!
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:45 PM   #16858
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I found the coastal route between San Blas and Mazatlan to be somewhat unremarkable.

Really enjoying your RR, BTW.

I'll Second everything said here...
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:14 PM   #16859
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I'll Second everything said here...
Well now that we have a motion and a second, I guess a vote is called for.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:49 PM   #16860
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Having a great ride around Mexico. I'm currently in San Cristobal de las Casas. I'm heading north tomorrow, I have 12 days to get to Los Angeles. I'm planning to ride up the west coast, I came down the interior. Any recommendations on what not to miss, what definitely to miss and where to stay? ...
Call in to LA and tell them you have contracted Swine Flu Virus. You were refused entry into the US and are in quarantine for at least 30 days until September 1.
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